Sew: Makerspace Sewing Machines
What type of sewing machine does the Makerspace have and what are its features?
We have two Quantum Stylist 9980 Sewing Machines. The Quantum Stylist has 820 built-in stitches. It can create monograms, embroider, quilt and make 1-step buttonholes.
What supplies do you have and what do I need to bring?
Bring your fabric, thread (if you want a certain type) and any necessary patterns. We have basic sewing supplies including a collection of donated fabrics and thread. Specialized presser feet and an ironing board are available. Book resources including McCall's Essential Guide to Sewing can also be found within arms reach.
Can I use the sewing machines in the Makerspace anytime?
You can drop-in to use the sewing machines anytime the room hasn't been reserved. You can check room availability here. As a reminder, an adult must accompany Makerspace users under 6th grade at all times.
What resources do you recommend if I am just getting started?
Quantum Stylist Video Tutorial
If you're looking for a comprehensive sewing course try Sewing 101 an online self-paced course on sewing from Universal Class. All you need is your library card number and PIN to enroll. If taking a class isn't your thing, try the Easy Sewing for Beginner's YouTube Channel for video tutorials along with helpful tricks and tips, especially for beginning sewers. Check out our book recommendation below.
Need an in-person introduction to Sewing Machines? Book a Librarian.
Where can I find some basic sewing projects?
Better Homes and Garden's How to Sew will teach you how to start (and finish) basic sewing projects. You'll find sewing tips, patterns and more.
What if I have specific question about the Quantum Stylist?
Try Singer Sewing Company's YouTube Channel for Singer specific how-to videos.
Do you have sewing classes?
Yes! Check the Events Calendar for upcoming workshops.